Robin's Pincushion Picture

Noticed this very strange reddish strand-like thing on a Rose bush while walking along. Never seen anything like it before. I've come to find out that it is commonly called Robin's Pincushion, and its a common gall that develops on some wild rose bushes when one or more of the rose's buds get injected by a small gall wasp. Picture was taken with a Canon S2 IS.


Above: And here's Robin's Pincushion, on a different bush, at the end of its life. It's purpose served.

1 comment:

Good night said...

Also referred to as Rose Bedeguar Gall - Diplolepis rosae


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